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RCizzle65
01-17-2011, 07:20 PM
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xX6C3c81jTw
Holy crap, I've seen Sampras's serve break through Rafter's strings, but what the hell happened here?

flyinghippos101
01-17-2011, 07:30 PM
her reaction is hilarious

monolith694
01-17-2011, 07:32 PM
Some serve from Date-Krumm huh?

calvinchang
01-17-2011, 07:36 PM
Whoa, racquet technology is soooo bogus

Bartelby
01-17-2011, 07:42 PM
Babolat - it's not just lousy spec control they can't get manufacturing quality down pat (although racquet abuse might have been the main factor).

Cup8489
01-17-2011, 07:55 PM
lol..

Crapolat for the win.

mr_eko
01-17-2011, 07:58 PM
Wow that was funny. I remember Safin doing that on a serve once.

kishnabe
01-17-2011, 08:07 PM
I love how Krumm just ingnored her!

Recon
01-17-2011, 08:11 PM
All this bad mouthing of babolat...if you saw the match, she was slamming the racquet 7-10 times about 3 times, this had caused micro fractions in the racquet, and when she returned on ball, it finally snapped. I love how everyone jumps on the abuse babolat bandwagon without any facts, way to be mature.

Doublebounce
01-17-2011, 08:12 PM
She was beating the crap out of her racquet prior though, but u gotta love the reaction!

coloskier
01-17-2011, 08:13 PM
About 5 points before that happened Radwanska banged her racket on the court at least 3 times. Definitely cracked it.

callmethedoctor
01-17-2011, 08:24 PM
Yeah I saw it all, she had most likely already broken it. Not babolat's fault...
priceless moment though.

bezs
01-17-2011, 09:00 PM
That was hilarious. :lol:

Love the WTF?! look on her face.

migi
01-17-2011, 09:10 PM
Don't blame babolat. I rememeber that Vaidisova and Nalbandian lost their Yonex in the same way.

1970CRBase
01-17-2011, 09:13 PM
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KyZwc2cdaqU

Mac breaks racquet :D

fundrazer
01-17-2011, 09:14 PM
Saw this one live on tv, both my dad and I were chuckling. Safin definitely needs to give her some racquet smashing lessons though.

Oh and OP, if you haven't seen it, check out Rafter's serve breaking Pete's racquet. Pete's whole frame warps after trying to return Rafter's serve.

muddlehead
01-17-2011, 09:18 PM
babolat should turn it around and show how durable the racket was to withstand her repeated slamming it on the ground. so durable she couldn't tell it was going to break in two on the next stroke...

lacoster
01-17-2011, 09:28 PM
Don't blame babolat. I rememeber that Vaidisova and Nalbandian lost their Yonex in the same way.

I've never seen those two, or anyone else (except for that McEnroe Video), break a racquet in the middle of a point.

It looks like Radwanska's video is about to go viral....

single_handed_champion
01-17-2011, 09:32 PM
babolat should turn it around and show how durable the racket was to withstand her repeated slamming it on the ground. so durable she couldn't tell it was going to break in two on the next stroke...

NOt a good endorsement IMO. Who would want to play with a racquet which gives no indication of failure and just gives way without warning?

Bud
01-17-2011, 10:54 PM
You can see little pieces of the remaining cortex sticking out of the neck :lol:

IvanAndreevich
01-17-2011, 11:31 PM
Maybe she was playing with one of those replica fake ones? :lol:

aceX
01-17-2011, 11:51 PM
I saw the vid first and then came here. It makes sense that she had already broken it.

Bud
01-17-2011, 11:53 PM
Maybe she was playing with one of those replica fake ones? :lol:

She bought it from AliBaba :shock:

jwbarrientos
01-18-2011, 06:06 AM
About 5 points before that happened Radwanska banged her racket on the court at least 3 times. Definitely cracked it.

Yeap, I watched that, hopefuly she'll learn.

CityTennis22
01-18-2011, 06:25 AM
She knew there were cracks in it. She didn't want to change it because she had already been warned and didn't want to get a point penalty.